McKee Medical Center has a specialized Telemetry unit with experts to monitor heart rhythms.
During telemetry monitoring, patients typically wear a heart monitor (a small box that weighs less than one pound) that sends signals to the nurses' station where a technician observes the heart rate and rhythm.
Nurses monitor vital signs, weight measurements and fluid levels to provide the best standard of care to patients.
Telemetry nurses have chosen to specialize in the treatment of heart patients. They receive ongoing education in this specialty area.
The increased level of monitoring that happens in McKee’s Telemetry unit means patients may be attached to machines different than those found in a typical hospital suite. Telemetry nurses strive to make each patient as comfortable as possible during their stay.